Paying for Care: The Veterans Aide and Attendance Benefit

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There is one little known benefit from the Veterans Administration that many people are not aware of called the Veterans Aide and Attendance benefit. This benefit is available for both veterans or surviving spouses and helps to pay for long term care services including home care, adult day care, assisted living, and nursing homes. 

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Dementia-Related Behaviors: What is Your Loved One Trying to Tell You?

Over half of those living with Alzheimer’s experience behavior disturbances.  These dementia-related behaviors include sleep disruptions, agitation, delusions, hallucinations, pacing and restlessness, and emotional outbursts.

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Hiring In-Home Help: Interview Questions

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According to AARP’s, “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report, today more than 1 in 5 Americans are caregivers to a loved one.   Caregivers provide ongoing support and assistance to a family member in need which includes tasks such as, grocery shopping, meal preparation, transportation to doctor appointments, laundry, household chores, etc.  They also monitor and oversee complex medical care at home, coordinate a variety of in-home providers, and take on the role of health care advocate. 

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Using Technology to Help Aging Parents at Home

Technology has never been more vital to supporting aging parents at home. The number of Americans aged 65 and older will grow from 48 million to 88 million by 2050 and almost 70% of that population will need care at home. Most older adults want to age at home and with a growing shortage in home care workers and the cost of care increasing, technology will bring about new solutions to the long-term care crisis in the United States.

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Family First Home Companions nominated best of Long Island.

Family First Home Companions has been nominated for the Bethpage Best of Long Island business award.  The Bethpage Best of LI contest is a roadmap to the best, top-notch businesses and services throughout both Nassau and Suffolk counties, as chosen by the residents and patrons who rely on them, every single day.  

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4 Ways to Pay for In-Home Care

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“You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it”, Tennessee Williams.  This quote has never been truer.   People are living longer thanks to advances in medicine and technology however, the human body does not always allow the person to live longer and manage their daily activities alone.  This is where long…

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The Talk: How to Introduce Outside Help to Your Aging Parents

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Introducing the topic of help at home to aging parents can be challenging for adult children. Many older adults find the idea of having a stranger coming into their home to be very distressing.  There are many reasons why older adults are apprehensive including the trust factor, the fear that bringing in help would mean…

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3 Technologies to Keep Your Aging Parents Safe at Home

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There are many assistive devices that help seniors with safety at home and can do the monitoring and supervision on an automated basis. These devices will also allow family members to check-in on their loved ones remotely and ensure their aging parents’ safety during times when they cannot be there.

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Managing Sundown Syndrome

Sundown Syndrome is a phenomenon that causes a person with dementia to become anxious, agitated, restless, and moody in the late afternoon or early evening when the sun starts to go down.

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In-Home Care During COVID-19

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Should you risk a caregiver to visit your loved one during the pandemic? The answer is yes but be sure to take precautions. Learn more here.

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